Airforce jet loses control, makes emergency landing in Lagos


Airforce jet loses control, makes emergency landing in Lagos

A jet of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos, on Monday.

Airforce spokesperson, Wapkerem Maigida, confirmed that no casualty was recorded in the incident, adding that there were six persons on board.

“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) maritime patrol aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3 on a routine flight today, 6 February 2023 lost its tyres on touch and go flight in Ilorin and had to carry out a controlled belly land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos,” the NAF statement reads.

“Fortunately, there were no fatalities or injuries to any crew member and persons on the ground.‬

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has directed the immediate constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the cause(s) of the accident.

He said NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.‬


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